Choosing the Right Doctor and Facility
You have decided to eliminate obesity, a great step forward. But the actual thought of surgery can be scary. This is quite natural, and the right time to find out all you can about the surgical procedure, the facility and clear all your doubts and confusions. Once you make an informed decision, you can choose the right doctor and facility for a safe and secure experience.
The right surgeon
A face-to-face conversation is often exactly what you need, to determine the confidence and assurance of the surgeon. During the consultation phase, ask all the questions and find out all that you want to know, about the surgeon. You have every right to be informed. Avail the valuable discussion time offered by the free seminar and free evaluation, at the oBand Las Vegas center. Speaking to past patients is also a great idea, which you can do through Internet forums and social network platforms like Facebook. Ask friends and families for referrals too.
Common criteria to choose the right surgeon are:
· Experience with the particular surgery, that is, Gastric Banding and Laparoscopy
· Success, which is about the surgeon’s track record in performing these surgeries
· Surgical training and work
· Certificates, training and credentials for performing the surgeries
· Testimonials from former patients
The right facility
With outpatient surgery facilities on the rise, the benefits for patients are many. Patients now have the option of choosing less expensive surgical options, quicker recovery and shorter hospital stays. Among all these facilities, it is so important to choose the right place for your surgery. After all, this is not simply about the facility but through your journey towards an obesity-free life, you will also develop a long-term relationship with the facility. People often assume that all centers have the same facility and equipment; do not leave anything to chance. Clear all your doubts, and check out the facility and the atmosphere. Find out about their program, and the kind of support they offer. Know about the certifications and accreditations. You deserve the best.
The right support and staff
The quality of support and staff can make or mar your stay at the facility. The facility you choose should be adequately staffed. The office staff, nurses and other support people at the facility are all critical to ensure that you receive high level care.
When it comes to an obesity program, the need for a multidisciplinary support team is critical. Experts in nutrition, exercise and other related areas all contribute to your success to get obesity out your life. Besides, psychological support is important. Every area counts, for example the patient advocates we have at oBand Las Vegas, to guide patients during the verification process for bariatric insurance.
Deciding on surgery is a critical decision, and you deserve the very best of care. See it all with your own eyes and decide your surgeon and facility.